Thomas Jefferson Awards
The 27th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The awards honor individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. Nominatiovs for awards are currently being sought. To nominate an individual for a specific award, please use the appropriate nomination form available for download below.
Dr. Bruce Latimer, professor of anthropology, anatomy, and cognitive science and director of the Center for Human Originas at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. Dr. Latimer is an internationally recognized expert on the evolution of human locomotion, whose research has helped shape our present understanding of the evolutionary processes that led to the ability of humans to walk upright on two feet. Latimer is among a group of scientists who analyzed the famous 3.2 million-year-old "Lucy" fossil skeleton.
Reservations for the 27th Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards are $15 per person, which also includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Reservations can be made by contacting Charlotte Harter at 276-634-4162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science
Presented to an individual who has consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history.
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education
Presented to a Virginia educator who has made significant contributions to natural history or natural science education at any academic level.
The William Barton Rogers Corporate Award
Presented to a corporation that has shown significant support for the natural sciences in Virginia, through contributions to: research, science education, or other relevant programs of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
The Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation
Presented in recognition of significant conservation efforts in Virginia.